Nina Be Yoga Teacher and Therapist at Global Breath Yoga Studio in Durham, NC

Master MBCY Teacher

Director of MBCY & LiveGlobally / 
Yoga Therapist + Transpersonal Visionary

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MA, M.ED, E-RYT-500, NCC (#87024), C-IAYT

nina be  is the director of MindBody Centering Yoga, one of the first trauma-sensitive yoga techniques. She is a transpersonal visionary, teacher, yoga therapist, mother, social entrepreneur, writer and performance artist who has been teaching, choreographing and designing cutting edge works internationally for over 40 years. nina holds Master's degrees in Performing Arts::dance/theatre choreography (1979) & Mental Health (2004), is a National Certified Counselor (NCC #8702), Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IATY)  and Yoga Teacher (E-RYT-500). She is certified in EmbodiYoga (RYT-500) by Dharma Mittra (RYT-500) Amy Weintraub in Lifeforce Yoga for Depression and Anxiety,  Richard Miller in iRest Yoga Nidra, neuroscience of yoga and trauma w/ Dr. Jim Hopper and has received the 5 mindfulness trainings from Thich Nhat Hanh as a devoted student . IN homage to her teachers, nina founded LiveGlobally, (501(c)3) as a vision of advocating for childrens’ well-being, to quell global poverty through the practice of applied mindfulness in the tradition of social activist Thich Nhat Hanh. Specialized RYT 200 & 300/500 hour Yoga Certification Programs of MindBody Centering Yoga are currently being offered at Global Breath Studio in Durham, North Carolina and San Jose Costa Rica.

In order to satisfy her passionate curiosity, nina has traveled to 38 states and 19 countries. 

Fun Fact :: nina won one of the country’s top 100 restaurants awards from Forbes magazine in 1994 for her restaurants in New Orleans.

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MBCY YTT Teacher

Marketing Director /
LiveGlobally Liaison



As Public Anthropologist and Digital Marketing Consultant, and now a Yogi, Pablo specializes in media outreach and organizational development, aka a professional bridge builder between taking an idea and turning into an action. His work has involved targeting healthy, sustainable habits and figuring out how to implement them in various communities in as many creative ways as possible; i.e. art, youth modules, working networks, various cultural and educational events, and yoga classes.

His passions thrives from being part of a movement that pushes for action and works together in order to motivate, engage, and listen. He believes that in order to grow and truly have compassion for all, we need to continue promoting love and inspiring sustainable habits.


MBCY YTT Teacher

Art + Communications Director /
LiveGlobally Community Ambassador

Daria Drake


Daria is an environmental activist, artist, designer and founder of The Durham Originals, an Eco-Lifestyle Guide. She was taught at a young age about nature, interconnectedness, and non-judgement and these themes can be seen in all aspects of her life and practice. Daria uses yoga in her own life to support, inspire and grow her activist lifestyle. She sees hope for the future in the light of yoga and will persevere to bring it to all she encounters.

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MBCY YTT Teacher

Administrator /
YTT Coordinator

Amy Parish

MBCY RYT 200, Certified Life Coach

Amy first met Nina Be 7 years ago and completed her MBCY RYT 200 in 2016. MBCY is the backbone of her life practice, and was the first important piece leading her to full time life coaching.

Amy became a certified life coach in 2017 and has her own private practice. Her MBCY background strengthens her ability to support and guide clients in transition using thoughtful listening and questioning. At times, it isn’t until we have someone to witness us that we feel validated and a willingness to explore. She has found this witnessing, along with guidance and tools, allows room for growth in many areas. She is experienced in personal growth, anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, and addiction. She coaches individuals and couples, and holds a monthly group coaching centered around communication.

Amy is a yogi, trail runner, writer, reader, wife, and mother. For 6 years she has written a blog called Soberbia about her own unconventional sobriety and exploring long term recovery. She is passionate about humans and the ways they behave- how patterns and communication influence daily life. She is currently studying how discomfort and pattern affects our communication with ourselves and others.


MBCY YTT Teacher + Yin Yoga Specialization

Kristen Hess

MBCY RYT 200/500

Kristen has been practicing yoga for a decade+ and is currently pursuing her 500 YTT certification through the MBCY program. Her classes offer an invitation for deep listening and mindful breathing while exploring physical and energetic alignment in the body. Kristen teaches Chakra Alignment classes at Global Breath and is available for private yoga coaching too.